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Out & About in Atlanta (May 9 - 15)

Compiled by Stan Washington | 5/9/2014, 12:36 p.m.
Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice. Send your ...

Now through May 18: “Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door”. Stunning and creative photography from this world noted artist. High Museum of Art. www.high.org

Now until June 1: “Civil Rights Photography: 1956-1968. The works on display are a small selection of the collection, which numbers more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks' arrest to the Freedom Rides to the march on Washington, D.C. The city of Atlanta – the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – was a hub of civil rights activism and figures prominently in the collection. The photos rotate every six months. High Museum of Art. www.high.org.

Now Open: “Arms Race to Embrace: James Pate’s KKK Series, Kin Killin’ Kin. A visually stimulating exhibition addressing the epidemic of gun violence in urban communities nationwide. CAU Art Galleries, Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd floor, 223 James P. Brawley Drive. SW. Atlanta.

Now Open. “Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman Exhibition.” Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College. Donation: $3.

ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS

Pearl Cleage Booksigning SCAD. “Things I Never Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs”. Savannah College of Art and Design, 1600 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309, in Event Space 4-C.

Sweet Auburn Springfest, May 9-11. Historic Auburn Avenue District. Music, art, vendors performances. Free. Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-8 p.m. www.atlanta.net.

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2014, May 10-11. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Chastain Park. 4001 Powers Ferry RD, Atlanta. 404.873.1222. Free. www.atlanta.net.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival, now - June 8. (Saturdays and Sundays) 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. GARenfest.com. 770-964-8575.

19th Annual Heritage Arts and Soul Festival, July 25 – 27. Underground Atlanta, 50 Alabama St. www.heritageartsfestival.net. Free.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, May 29 – June 1. Different than Taste of Atlanta. More seminars and private tastings. Midtown. Headquarters: Loew’s Hotel. Atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

HATtitude featuring Howard Hewitt. The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St. Riverdale. 11 a.m. Fundraiser for children’s charity. $30 in adv. $40 door. Ticketalternative.com

Old School Saturday, May 24, 9 p.m. Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St.

Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, April 30 – May 11.

Jazz @ 781, thru June 8: 12 week series at St. Mark United Methodist Church Chapel, 781 Peachtree St. 6:30 p.m.

72nd Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair. May 16 – 26. Jim Miller Park, Marietta, GA. www.circus2014.com

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, “Whales: Giants of the Deep”, Through Aug. 24. 767 Clifton RD, NE. Atlanta. 404-929-6400. fernbankmuseum.org.